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Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers perform at Radio Heartland


Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers at Radio Heartland

Nikki Grossman and Joe Hart are known as the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers. The duo have been traveling the Midwest for years now, spreading the gospel of original, old-time-sounding music. Their most recent album, 'Don't Think About Tomorrow Tonight,' was produced by the legendary John Wood. Hear the Sapsuckers play songs from the album.

Jim Lauderdale performs songs from 'Time Flies' at Radio Heartland


Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale is a Nashville icon ... and he's also a very friendly, normal guy. Lauderdale recently released his latest album, 'Time Flies,' and he stopped in to the Radio Heartland studio to chat about his work and to play some songs from the new record.

Kari Arnett performs at Radio Heartland


Kari Arnett performs at Radio Heartland

Kari Arnett's first full-length album, 'When the Dust Settles,' is just being released, and it's already turning some heads in the way Arnett writes about love, loss, success and disappointment. Arnett will soon be relocating from the Upper Midwest to Nashville, but we got her to bring her band into the Radio Heartland studio to talk about the next steps in her exciting career.

Giveaway: the Wailin' Jennys in concert


The Wailin' Jennys

The Wailin' Jennys perform at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, Sept. 14, as part of the Women of Substance Series. Radio Heartland is giving away two pairs of tickets to the show. Enter for your chance to win.

Pushing Chain perform at Radio Heartland


Pushing Chain perform at Radio Heartland

Pushing Chain have been playing up and down the shores of Lake Superior for years, but more recently have expanded their song list and road trips. Their new album, 'Sorrows Always Swim,' was recorded in Austin, Texas, blending Pushing Chain's self-described 'folky-tonk' sound with gutsy, classic Texas country. Pushing Chain stopped at Radio Heartland to play some songs from the new album.

Giveaway: Great River Folk Festival


Pert Near Sandstone

The Great River Folk Festival happens Aug. 24 to 26 in LaCrosse, Wis.; performers include Pert Near Sandstone, Dead Horses, Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers, Them Coulee Boys and many more. Radio Heartland is giving away two pairs of all-event festival passes. Enter for your chance to win.

Olivia Chaney performs at Radio Heartland


Olivia Chaney performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Olivia Chaney's new album, 'Shelter,' sounds like a collection of old English folk tunes, even though the songs are largely original compositions. Chaney and her longtime musical partner Jordan Hunt pulled into the Radio Heartland studio to play songs and to discuss the new album.

Carolina Story perform at Radio Heartland


Carolina Story

There was a time when duo Carolina Story considered throwing in the towel and settling down to raise their young family. But there were a few significant signs along the road that suggested they take a different path. Now with their first album to be released on a label, Carolina Story stopped into the studio to share some music and to talk about the day the music didn't die.